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The Resource William Empson, John Haffenden

William Empson, John Haffenden

Label
William Empson
Title
William Empson
Statement of responsibility
John Haffenden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
William Empson (1906-1984) was the foremost English literary critic of the twentieth century. He was a man of huge energy and curiosity and a genuine eccentric. The discovery of contraceptives in his possession at Cambridge led to his losing a fellowship, yet his first book, drafted while he was still an undergraduate, brought him world-wide fame. Empson invented modern literary criticism in English, challenging received doctrine in life and literature. "It is a very good thing for a poet ... to be saying something which is considered very shocking at the time," he maintained. His public life took him through the rise of imperialism in Japan, the Sino-Japanese war in China, wartime propaganda for the BBC, and the Chinese civil war and Communist takeover of Peking in 1949. His friends and sparring partners included I.A. Richards, J.B.S. Haldane, George Orwell, Robert Lowell, Dylan Thomas, Stephen Spender, Helen Gardner, and T.S. Eliot. --From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Haffenden, John
Dewey number
  • 801/.95/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6009.M7
LC item number
Z69 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Empson, William
  • Poets, English
  • Criticism
  • British
  • Critics
Label
William Empson, John Haffenden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Among the Mandarins -- v. 2. Against the Christians
Control code
57316837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780199276592
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
William Empson, John Haffenden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
v. 1. Among the Mandarins -- v. 2. Against the Christians
Control code
57316837
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9780199276592
Isbn Type
(v. 1 : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004029385
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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